Fort Carson's Yearend Obligations and Closeout Procedures

DRO-83-01: Published: Feb 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1983.

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GAO reviewed the yearend obligations and closeout procedures of Fort Carson to report on its compliance with the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1955.

GAO found two problem areas which require corrective action. The first concerns nearly $1 million in materials overages, resulting from: (1) disregarded 1981 undelivered orders when ordering the same items on 1982 bypass of the Army stock fund; and (2) failure to include, in their requirements calculations, some items stored at the Pueblo Army Depot. Other Army installation's timely receipt of these excess items could reduce their future inventory orders. The second problem area resulted because personnel held most September 1982 turn-ins and did not process them until October. GAO believes that a control procedure is needed to minimize the potential risk of an activity delaying a turn-in to extend fiscal year funds.

Recommendations for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Commander of Fort Carson should ensure that the excess inventory items are timely distributed to other installations, in accordance with the Army Forces Command's instructions.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Army: Fort Carson, CO

  2. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Commander of Fort Carson should implement a written procedure establishing a firm cut-off date during the last half of September, after which no turn-ins for credit would be processed.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Army: Fort Carson, CO

 

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